Final Cut Pro allows users to edit DV and SD material, as well as DVCPRO HD and uncompressed 10-bit high-definition video. It also supports formats like native HDV (long-GOP MPEG2) and 50Mbps IMX.
Version 5 also supports real-time effects on fully uncompressed HD video and makes it possible to use dynamic RT to maximize real-time performance by adjusting video quality and framerate on-the-fly.
Apple VP of applications marketing Rob Schoeben told MacCentral: "What we found from our Final Cut Pro experience is that people have fallen in love with a new way of working that has got as much of a ban on rendering as possible. You have real-time editing, real-time motion graphics and you want your audio to be real-time too - everything follows that theme. It draws a pretty stark contrast to some of the ways they are being asked to work on other platforms with other products."Apple suggests a retail price of $1,299. Registered users from any previous version of Final Cut Pro can upgrade for $699.
It also supports Native HDV, improved editing tools, scalable real-time effects processing, advanced real-time color correction and image manipulation filters and audio control surface support.
More info at MacWorld